What role does Les Murray assign to nature and the Australian landscape in creating his insight into the life of the widower? Refer to key parts of the poem and discuss how the technical devices Murray uses capture this lonely life. Try to write about 400 words.
it suit each particular question?
a) (Part 1) How does Les Murray create a sense of the poet entering a hidden world in this stanza?
Does his use of the second person pronoun “you” contribute to this idea of entering someone else’s world?
What effect does his repetition of the word “perhaps” have on this opening stanza?